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Fools' gems
Items  (Materials)   (Non-Magical)
Moonlake's comment on 2012-06-05 06:47 PM
Update: Added more information and clarifications on request. I conceived this idea when thinking about adding things to the Red Herrings codex so I was basically trying to write a sub on a gem that's quite useless and its sole use in roleplaying might be to annoy and confuse players. I thought this aspect already comes through in the previous edition but may not it hasn't. I was sort of submitting in a rush so thanks for pointing out things I haven't really made clear. Go to Comment
Fools' gems
Items  (Materials)   (Non-Magical)
Moonlake's comment on 2012-06-08 12:30 AM
The name sure sounds interesting, maybe you should throw up a stub for it if not a sub. This is what I will be doing for stuff that's been sitting in my in-work for ages and other odd pieces. Go to Comment
Fools' gems
Items  (Materials)   (Non-Magical)
Moonlake's comment on 2013-05-07 08:37 PM
A good point raised (and resolved!). When I first conceived of the idea, I guess I was thinking more along the line that the stones were changed in some way with long time exposure to high purity magic but not quite taking on magical power themselves. Go to Comment
Fools' gems
Items  (Materials)   (Non-Magical)
Moonlake's comment on 2013-05-18 10:56 PM
Right, I was thinking that it is more 'permanent' magical sources that are colouring these stones as opposed to normal enchantments that could be cast by PCs/NPCs. I guess I was thinking of these magical sources like maybe a source of radiation or something i.e. if you get exposed to it long enough, you get cancer but for short periods, you are okay sort of thing.

Well, I designed it to be a quite useless thing b/c it's for the Red Herring Codex but like Dozus mentioned, if you changed it so that these gems are quicker to react, then certainly they would be good 'mood rings' as you suggest. And then maybe they would be part of a mage apprentice/someone who dabbles with new spell's standard gear in that they could set onto some kind of ring or whatever so that they will always know what types of magics they are dealing with and how strong the magic is (basically a kind of safety mechanism to prevent magical disasters). Go to Comment
Current Characters
Articles  (Character)   (Players)
Moonlake's comment on 2012-06-04 06:44 PM
Chilled:
I think now the "Add an idea" button replaces what was previously known as the scroll format. I believe what happens is that if someone else is to click on that button now and add a new char, sth like a new scroll will pop up after OmagaDraco's entry. Go to Comment
Nastro
Lifeforms  (Intelligent Species)   (City/ Ruin)
Moonlake's comment on 2012-06-05 03:30 AM
I think I like the "quadruplets embodying different values" (the same super-consciousness thing might go well with this, the quadruplets might be all inheriting different parts of the alien mindset of the Cursed Lady, for example.) and opposite gender switching body ideas, not so keen on the "linked, quadripartite organism" thing. The rest of the bunch, I'm so-so.

And btw, I sort of like OmegaDraco's suggestion on the reversing each other's deed thing. Like you said, if they cycle ppl b/w them, then it might get harder and harder to get a reaction from those ppl whose lives are 'constantly' thrown in ups-and-downs. But maybe in those cases, somehow the emotions fed to the twins thru this sort of ppl are more nourishing to the twins. I'm just throwing ideas around, btw.

Overall, I think I'm seeing some potential for this sub. I quite like the new twist you present on the "good twin, evil twin" myself- the emotion feeding aspect is quite nice, so don't give up easily if you feel you can take it somewhere. Go to Comment
Deathwalkers
Lifeforms  (Intelligent Species)   (Forest/ Jungle)
Moonlake's comment on 2012-05-24 03:22 AM
I agree with the author with the underlying idea of these creatures being somewhat 'mundane' but still, the write-up is excellent. I especially like the blockquote, it sets the tone for the piece really well. Go to Comment
Dendrognaths
Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Forest/ Jungle)
Moonlake's comment on 2012-05-24 07:59 PM
I haven't seen the previous version but looking through the trail of comments, I think all of the points raised by Mourngrymn have now been fully covered. As the sub currently stands, it is complete, solid and overall a quality sub. Go to Comment
30 Simple Rhyming Riddles
Articles  (Resource)   (Game Mastering)
Moonlake's comment on 2012-05-14 07:55 PM
ran a google search and found the following link: http://dan.hersam.com/riddles.html Go to Comment
Gems of the Underworld
Items  (Materials)   (Cursed)
Moonlake's comment on 2012-05-13 10:33 PM
Like the idea of the gems having opposing effects on mortals versus infernal creatures. Solid ideas, solid write-up. Go to Comment
The Sea of Snot
Locations  (Area)   (Water)
Moonlake's comment on 2012-05-24 07:55 PM
Like how the properties of this seas give arise to the mythical origins and the denizens. Subs based on a strong logic are my favourites. Go to Comment
Cecaelia
Lifeforms  (Intelligent Species)   (Water)
Moonlake's comment on 2012-05-24 09:19 PM
A high quality sub as always- complete, solid and written up well. Go to Comment
Lojcrelt's Lojcreltians
Lifeforms  (Ethereal)   (Water)
Moonlake's comment on 2012-05-24 09:01 PM
Basically what Dossta already said. Also, I like Lojcrelt as a new twist to the idea of an oracle. Go to Comment
Lojcrelt's Lojcreltians
Lifeforms  (Ethereal)   (Water)
Moonlake's comment on 2012-05-24 09:01 PM
Basically what Dossta already said. Also, I like Lojcrelt as a new twist to the idea of an oracle. Go to Comment
The Chosen
Lifeforms  (Constructed)   (Any)
Moonlake's comment on 2013-05-28 12:38 AM
For a prettified 'abandoned idea', this is actually very good. Go to Comment
Ve'laan
Items  (Materials)   (Non-Magical)
Moonlake's comment on 2013-07-03 06:28 PM
Agreed with the above, complete as a 100 word but also beyond the normal quality of a lot of the 100s. Go to Comment
Legendary Utility Items
Items  (Other)   (Non-Magical)
Moonlake's comment on 2011-03-01 04:17 PM
Changed sub status as per request Go to Comment
Legendary Utility Items
Items  (Other)   (Non-Magical)
Moonlake's comment on 2011-03-03 06:15 PM


The Needles of Zhi and Wu (Acupuncture Needle)



Description:



A set of acupuncture needles ordinary in every way except that they are of a green colour as if made of jade, rumoured to be so potent in healing properties that even revival of the dead are achievable.



The Origin:



These needles are the tools of trade of Bian Que, the miracle doctor of the Era of Spring and Fall. It was rumoured that Bian Que is in fact the offspring of the Goddess of Mercy and is a divine entity himself. According to such sources, these needles have developed direct healing qualities themselves as a result of prolonged contact with Bian Que with his godly presence pervading this set of tools.  


Current whereabouts:



Unknown- Immediately following the end of the Era of Spring and Fall comes the Period of the Warring States, a time of turmoil accompanied by many refugees of wars fleeing the Dragon Empire for more peaceful outlying regions. It was speculated that Bian Que and his family might have been among such refugees.



Note: This is historical fiction since it is genuinely recorded in Chinese history that there was a miracle working doctor known as Bian Que active during what is known as the Spring and Autumn and the Warring States Period.

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Legendary Utility Items
Items  (Other)   (Non-Magical)
Moonlake's comment on 2011-12-08 07:21 PM
Update: Promoted again to normal status since this is quite an interesting Wiki or at least 2 ppl thought so :) and ppl might want to contribute to it Go to Comment
Legendary Utility Items
Items  (Other)   (Non-Magical)
Moonlake's comment on 2012-01-02 06:32 PM
This is supposed to be a Wiki to the extent I thought this will be a fun submission that everyone can contribute items towards if they want to so putting it as a Wiki is just a way of throwing the sub 'open' so to speak. Since you are able to put in that two lines into the sub, it seems that the 'anyone can edit and have it appear as 1 seamless sub' part does work.

As to why this is currently in 'scroll' format, maybe it's because Muro and I used the 'add an idea' button to add our items (actually I couldn't remember what I did exactly but seeing the "user submitted ideas(2)" header I speculated what's what we did)?

Personally I actually thought the 'scroll' format suits this submission more since it's gonna be a list of items (with short descriptions) and if the format is just one big sub without line breaks it's going to be very hard on the eyes.

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